Michel Martelly call for strengthening of UN and enlargement of Security Council,

Haitian President Michel Martelly spoke at a recent General Assembly about the beefing up of the United Nations and the enlargement of the Security Council. Held over a few days in the latter part of last month, the assembly was the 69th Annual General Debate and featured the discussion of such relevant topics as the aforementioned as well as diseases, and the addition of the new permanent members.


The Haitian President spoke on September 26, 2014, the third day of the event. In his address, he said the Organization had to strengthen its effectiveness and seek aid in the form of resources in order to fulfill its mandate.He stated that the organization's credibility, as well as its legitimacy, depended on its ability to dispatch aid quickly to those in need, a characteristics that has been severely questioned following the slow response to the current Ebola threat in West Africa.

President Martelly also spoke about Haiti, reiterating for the advanced and continued withdrawal of the UN Stabilization Mission(MINUSTAH from the country, which had been instrumental in the rebuilding process for the country following the 2010 earthquake. Now, as the country's national police are becoming functional, the need for the mission has decreased.

Finishing up, the President appealed for the UN to become for effective in reducing inequality and poverty, and also for there to be better coordination on their part with their aid agencies and national institutions. The goal, according to the President, is that the United Nation sets itself up as the main system for the total security and solidarity capability of the world power to maintain peace internationally.

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